Are you talking about this type of tire chains? I've never seen them before.
That is interesting.
I have used Cable Chains (not sure that is the right word) that are easy to put on and take off. You drape them over the wheel, there is an extended gap between the links on the end of the ground and you can reach behind the wheel to hook the ends together, and easy to hook together on the outside.
It was a front wheel drive, so turn the steering to make it easy to reach the inside of the wheel to hook that side up.
Best I can do to describe them is:
A cable runs around the circumference of the tire on both side of the tire. There are cross cables with rollers on them spaced about 6 inches apart that run between those side cables. The cross cables at the ground end (once you drape the whole assembly over the top of the tire) has a larger space between the cross cables to allow for the tire to be on the ground while you hook the ends together.
Does that make sense?
Work very good as easy on off -- I found out about them when living in WA State and going skiing in the mountains. They will not let you proceed up the mountains when weather is bad unless you have chains (road blocks check you). So, you can lay on the ground (bring a blanket or something to lay on) and install the Cable Chains when needed.
Plus, they work better when you run into pavement and have to drive a distance on pavement until you meet slick surface again.
Here in East TN slick conditions are infrequent and don't last long, but they also don't have ability to take care of all the back mountain roads or neighborhood roads. We are retired and can wait it out usually (but in an emergency I would put the Cable Chains on and be able to get out to a main road).
I have a pair for a 2005 Dodge Van and would use it in an emergency. However, I would consider buying some for the NIRO if could find the size for the wheels.